OSA advice

How can you find information on the conditions applied by the banks to the Swiss Abroad?

The easiest way is to contact the banks directly. Following discussions with systemically important banks (Credit Suisse, Raiffeisen, UBS, Zürcher Kantonalbank and PostFinance), the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA) has provided interested parties with advice and contact person details on its website. This can be found at: www.aso.ch

The OSA has also entered into a partnership with the Banque cantonale de Genève (BCGE). The BCGE has undertaken to provide and maintain banking relationships with the Swiss Abroad under similar conditions to those offered to persons residing in Switzerland subject to the applicable regulatory provisions in Switzerland and abroad. This is the Xpatbking.ch programme which is aimed specifically at the Swiss Abroad. The services, conditions and charges that apply can be found on the BCGE’s website at www.bcge.ch.


The OSA’s Legal Service provides general legal information on Swiss law, particularly in areas which concern the Swiss Abroad. It does not provide information on foreign law or intervene in disputes between private parties.


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